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Benetti's 70m superyacht ALKHOR embarks on sea trials

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By Katia Damborsky  12 August 2020

Still officially known as FB273, the 70m (230') motor yacht ALKHOR is currently undergoing sea trials in the Ligurian Sea off the coast of Livorno. 

Hitting the water for the first time in February, ALKHOR is now on course for delivery in the coming weeks.

She is currently undergoing rigorous sea trials in the waters off the coast of Livorno, on the west coast of Italy where the Benetti facilities are based. 

She joins seven other Benetti luxury yachts delivered so far this year, including the 107m (351') charter yacht LANA, marking a buoyant year for Benetti in spite of COVID-19 complications. 

benetti yacht alkhor main deck pool

The pool features innovative changeable-depth technology that has the ability to be seamlessly raised and lowered.

FB273 has remained shrouded in secrecy since she was first announced in 2015. Her steel hull and aluminium superstructure were joined in 2017, and the six-deck superyacht was unveiled for the first time during an official launch ceremony in February.

One detail that is known about ALKHOR is her unique pool. Located on the main deck aft, the pool features innovative changeable-depth technology which has the ability to be raised and form part of the main deck's flooring.

alkhor luxury yacht lounge area with sofa seating and large windows

On-board highlights include a full Owner's apartment with a private lounge, spa facilities and a breakfast nook. Huge windows stretch around the cabin, providing unobstructed views over the foredeck, which plays host to a touch-n-go helipad. 

Elsewhere, ALKHOR enjoys a large beach club with twin sea terraces, a cinema suite and a gym. The sundeck features a jacuzzi, sunpad spread and a variety of lounging options. 

The motor yacht has a gross tonnage of 1,425 GT and is reported to have a top speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Once delivered, ALKHOR will join seven other Benetti luxury yachts delivered in 2020, marking a buoyant year for the Italian yard in spite of COVID-19 complications.

alkhor luxury yacht at benetti yard

It is not yet known whether M/Y ALKHOR will join the world of luxury yacht charter

If you're interested in something similar, you can view and compare all Benetti superyachts for charter.


 
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